Bristol Internet Service Providers

Bristol
Bristol residents have run speed tests on 19 providers. This number is 220.40% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Bristol include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Bristol is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 701.58 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 30.18—109.75 Mbps. Bristol's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 902.73 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bristol is 25.14 Mbps, which is 2.63% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.82 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 25.14 Mbps in Bristol.

Providers

  • Spectrum Internet in Bristol
    180.26—251.03
    500.35
    208.28
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    22.99—290.04
    366.46
    30.35
  • Glide in Bristol
    61.22—178.39
    700.89
    85.06
  • FibreNest in Bristol
    81.18—91.64
    334.11
    91.13
  • Hyperoptic in Bristol
    40.04—157.04
    879.68
    54.85
  • CIX in Bristol
    30.93—154.2
    464.79
    56.37
  • TrueSpeed Communications in Bristol
    50.23—108.21
    292.81
    62.69
  • Virgin Media in Bristol
    30.18—109.75
    701.58
    45.17
  • Zen Internet in Bristol
    16.72—80.92
    698.19
    28.83
  • KCOM in Bristol
    12.76—70.64
    93.68
    23.03
  • BT in Bristol
    17.95—58.89
    902.73
    24.78
  • Gigaclear in Bristol
    18.45—38.69
    108.9
    24.53
  • Vodafone in Bristol
    19.19—36.86
    529.73
    24.3
  • TalkTalk in Bristol
    13.02—37.25
    150.52
    18.64
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bristol
    7.21—36.09
    64.26
    11.87
  • EE in Bristol
    8.23—33.22
    285.55
    12.04
  • Plusnet in Bristol
    8.53—30.41
    74.6
    12.23
  • Sky Broadband in Bristol
    8.13—30.16
    369.66
    11.23
  • Post Office Broadband in Bristol
    4.03—15.59
    73.91
    5.8

Internet in Bristol

136th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bristol

902.73 Mbps

Bristol's fastest speed

16.65—73.62 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bristol residents

Bristol Competitive Speed Map

How Bristol Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.26—73.67 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.6—70.48 Mbps25.94 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.45—87.53 Mbps25.36 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.65—73.62 Mbps25.14 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.07—55.31 Mbps19.09 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.11—62.57 Mbps22.72 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.7—47.54 Mbps19.56 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—41.03 Mbps11.89 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.54—70.38 Mbps24.61 MbpsSlower

Bristol Over Time



How Bristol Compares for Internet Speed in Bristol

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bristol902.73 Mbps16.65—73.62 Mbps25.14 Mbps-

Bristol Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bristol test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bristol ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Bristol resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bristol's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.59% were fast, 29% slow, and 26.41% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 22:20:55236 secs34.35 Mbps50.07 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 21:24:39230 secs16.58 Mbps15.87 Mbps
TalkTalk28 Sep 2020 19:55:55230 secs48.4 Mbps65.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 19:09:44349 secs66.71 Mbps80.81 MbpsImproved
BT28 Sep 2020 19:01:36231 secs34 Mbps30.72 Mbps
TalkTalk28 Sep 2020 18:27:30241 secs4.38 Mbps4.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 18:22:463100 secs67.32 Mbps71.34 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 17:49:40228 secs19.33 Mbps29.03 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 16:33:24422 mins126.99 Mbps45.72 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 16:34:53250 secs20.4 Mbps14.88 MbpsNeeds help
BT28 Sep 2020 16:28:14216 secs80 Mbps76.97 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 15:44:5646 mins0.38 Mbps28.74 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 14:53:1265 mins2.93 Mbps10.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 14:32:04214 mins214.57 Mbps164.12 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 12:33:4627125 mins41.86 Mbps21.06 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 14:18:39313 mins0.2 Mbps10.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 13:28:31239 secs3.1 Mbps186.76 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 12:51:52372 secs66.51 Mbps61.83 Mbps
Vodafone28 Sep 2020 12:33:41273 secs36.9 Mbps36.81 Mbps
Post Office Broadband28 Sep 2020 10:32:47515 mins14.17 Mbps13.72 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bristol

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Spectrum Internet500.35 Mbps180.26—251.03 Mbps
2FibreNest334.11 Mbps81.18—91.64 Mbps
3Glide700.89 Mbps61.22—178.39 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks366.46 Mbps22.99—290.04 Mbps
5CIX464.79 Mbps30.93—154.2 Mbps
6TrueSpeed Communications292.81 Mbps50.23—108.21 Mbps
7Hyperoptic879.68 Mbps40.04—157.04 Mbps
8Virgin Media701.58 Mbps30.18—109.75 Mbps
9Zen Internet698.19 Mbps16.72—80.92 Mbps
10Gigaclear108.9 Mbps18.45—38.69 Mbps
11BT902.73 Mbps17.95—58.89 Mbps
12KCOM93.68 Mbps12.76—70.64 Mbps
13Vodafone529.73 Mbps19.19—36.86 Mbps
14TalkTalk150.52 Mbps13.02—37.25 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold64.26 Mbps7.21—36.09 Mbps
16EE285.55 Mbps8.23—33.22 Mbps
17Plusnet74.6 Mbps8.53—30.41 Mbps
18Sky Broadband369.66 Mbps8.13—30.16 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.91 Mbps4.03—15.59 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bristol

Bristol has 19 ISPs tested by its 463,405 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bristol with 902.73 Mbps, and an average speed range of 17.95—58.89 Mbps.
The best provider in Bristol in Spectrum Internet, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 180.26 to 251.03 Mbps.
Users in Bristol see an average internet speed of 16.65 up to 408 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 902.73 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 701.58 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 369.66 Mbps.
BT is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.73 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bristol is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 28 Sep 2020